|A Fact Sheet - Care of Your Chickens|
|Wednesday, 24 June 2009 04:32|
Care of Your Chickens
Provided by Chooknet:Â http://www.chooknet.com.au
Foods to avoid:
General Chicken Health:
Chickens should have access to a dust bath as it help them stay free of mites and parasites.Â The dust bath can be as simple as a patch of ground where they can dig their own hole and sit and fluff their feathers around in it.
Worms and Parasites Prevention
A good prevention for worms and parasites is garlic cloves in the drinking water for 24 hours.Â Allow 1 clove per chicken.Â This is best done at a full moon when worms and parasites are most active.Â Follow the next day with apple cider vinegar in the drinking water for 24 hours.Â The best apple cider vinegar is that purchased from a produce shop.
Apple cider vinegar use 1 cup to two litres of water should do it.Â Change the water after 24 hours and put garlic in the water. One clove per chicken but if you have too many chickens just put in as much as you can.
If you have any questions at all about your chickens you can always visit the discussion forum at chooknet.com.au where many helpful chicken owners will be happy to answer your questions.
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